His engagement would come to an end on Wednesday afternoon when he flies for Delhi.
SRINAGAR (J&K) — Congress Vice President and Member of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi on Monday visited Srinagar for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370.
He attended the son’s wedding ceremony of its UT President GA Mir at a local city hotel in Srinagar.
Dr. Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference President, and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti were also present at the ceremony.
As per the schedule of Rahul’s visit, he will visit Kheer Bhavani temple at 9 AM in Ganderbal district and Hazratbal Shrine, situated on the banks of Dal Lake, at 10:30 AM on Tuesday morning.
After visiting the two places, he will inaugurate the newly constructed Congress Bhawan established at MA Road, Srinagar, at 11:30 AM. His visit will end in the afternoon as he will leave for Delhi.
Meets heads of regional political parties
Earlier, Rahul arrived at Srinagar airport at 6 PM on Monday, where UT President G A Mir greeted him, AICC in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Rajni Patil, Peerzada Mohammad Syed, Saifuddin Soz, Tariq Hameed Karra, Raman Bhalla, Yogesh Sahni, Mularam, and others.
Outside the airport, Rahul was welcomed by Youth Congress and NSUI workers.
He also met heads of various Jammu and Kashmir political parties and also interacted with senior leaders of his own party.
Rahul Gandhi will make an effort to eradicate factionalism
Before the commencement of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, as per political observers, Rahul Gandhi’s visit is seen as an attempt to put an end to factionalism within the Congress.
Currently, the Congress appears to be split between State Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir and former National General Secretary and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Rahul Gandhi is expected to discuss the factionalism within the Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) party cadres and impress upon the party leaders to come together for fighting yet-to-be-announced Assembly elections.